Crocheted Cuddle Buddies

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Make one of these adorable crocheted Cuddle Buddies for your little one! A sweet huggable friend they can take with them when they’re on-the-go!

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Cuddle Buddies - Leisure Arts - Book Review by Rhondda Mol

Title: Cuddle Buddies
Designer: Sharon Compton
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2021

Cuddle Buddies

These adorable Cuddle Buddies are crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) hook.

The patterns were designed by Sharon Compton and include 8 different animal friends. All patterns included are rated at an EASY skill level.

Each of the animals is crocheted in parts and then assembled using simple stitches.

You can choose to stuff these Cuddle Buddies lightly to create stuffed toys or, you can leave them unstuffed and the head pocket open to hide jammies, blankies, or small treasures inside.

Some of the stitches you can expect to see in these patterns include:

  • Chain Stitches (ch)
  • Single Crochet Stitches (sc)
  • Slip Stitches
  • Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Most parts of these projects are worked in rounds, or in rows. Some of the animals have parts crocheted around foundation rows (like the body of the Dachshund).

The instructions are written in US Crochet Terms. Stitch counts are included at the end of the rows following a : symbol.

For example:

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 4 sc

Other supplies you will need include eye lashes, safety noses, 12″ pipe cleaners (for the ears) and polyester stuffing.

Cuddle Buddies

Take a closer look at the projects you can make here: Cuddle Buddies

The General Instructions section of the eBook, begins on page 44. Explanations and diagrams (where needed) are provided for the following stitches and techniques:

Stitch Guide

  • Gauge
  • Markers
  • Free Loops of a Chain
  • Back Loops Only
  • Post Stitch
  • Changing Colors
  • Single Crochet 2 Together
  • Crocheting Over Pipe Cleaner
  • Pom-Pom
  • Whipstitch
  • Optional Fringe Eyelashes

My favorite Cuddle Buddy is the Koala (because of the cute little baby). My daughter (she’s 11 years old) loves the Koala too and my son (he is 9 years old) loves the Raccoon. Which is your favorite?

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  1. My favorite Leisure Arts book is 48-Hour Afghans – 12 Warm Patterns You Can Make in a Weekend

  2. Love to see Granny in Blooms reviewed. Thank you for the give away. Good Luck Everyone !

  3. Hi! And thanks for the giveaway! I think the CarSeat Cuties could be a useful pattern book! I also saw one in the bestsellers section on the same page called Woodland Wildlife in Filet Crochet which I thought could be pretty awesome as well. Happy February!

  4. I would love for you to make a review on this eBook:
    The wraps are quite beautiful. And this review, oh my! Yes, the Koala and the kangaroo because of the babies, but they are all super adoable and a little one would love to hug up on a Cuddle Buddies, maybe an adult too!

  5. I really like the car seat cuties. That would go so well with this last book that you reviewed.